Part 1 A journey of 1000 miles

begins really late on a saturday afternoon after all of the chores are done.

I think I will write this catch up post in two parts since I have 4 weeks of egg stats to post and there is a bunch of other stuff to report as well. Continue reading

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Just the stats

Building the duck house, and culling chickens, and cleaning up the tree limbs after the microburst takes a whole lot longer than I thought it would. So just the stats for this past week.

For the week of 9/14/2014 thru 9/20/2014 –

  • Collected – 51
  • Sold – 2 dozen
  • Cartons filled – 4

when we culled the older chickens, only one showed any signs of egg laying activity. The new chicks haven’t started laying yet and the now older hens seem to be slacking off. I told them last night that if they don’t produce they go in the freezer. I’m not sure that will be enough motivation. Some of them seem to be molting so they may be out of production for a few weeks.

I have all four walls of the duck house built, just need to stand the front wall up and frame the “window” then put the doors in, and cap it with a roof of some kind. Should be simple.

You may now get on with your day.

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Too busy, so two weeks in one post

Last week I was expecting my parents to arrive on Sunday. They got here on Saturday afternoon. I am glad we had more time to catch up on what they’ve been up to for the past month. However, having company always throws me off my schedule for some reason. Continue reading

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Where has the summer gone?

Many thing mark the end of summer for me, the start of school, the harvest of wheat or potatoes, the start of the state fair. Continue reading

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Late again, what can I say? Here’s the stats.

First the Egg count for the week of 8/17/2014 thru 8/23/2014

  • Collected – 54
  • Sold – 0
  • Cartons filled – 4

First off even though the cooler weather has made the chickens lazy, I still have way too many eggs in the front porch refrigerator! Un-seasonable amounts of rain continued to fall this week and only the ducks are happy about it. Due to the rainfall and the fact that no farmers are irrigating at this point, the water district has shut down the flow to the point that I cannot irrigate my lawn and cherry trees. The grain we gleaned last week is proving to be great for sprouting, tomorrow I feed the first tray to the milkers and see what they think about it. I have been giving the goats, chicks and ducks raw grain and they all seem to like it.

That is all for this week!

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Slow healing and sprouted fodder part 2

I think I mentioned in the last post that I had pulled my left hamstring muscle when I slipped in the mud and wet grass. Well in order to heal completely I need to stay off of the leg and just let it rest. Continue reading

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Agro-tourism at its finest

SO, this past week was very interesting. I had been talking to a friend and told him that if he needed eggs or just wanted to bring his kids out to meet the animals to just come on out! Continue reading

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End (start)of the month

So, I forgot to write this last night. Late again. This week I was able to get a bit more done on the next incarnation of the duck house. Continue reading

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Progress at last

First a rant about the food bank. Our church puts on a community breakfast once a month. Free to anyone who wishes to eat. In order to provide for all who want need a free meal part of the food comes from our local food bank. Continue reading

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In the heat of the day

So, this week we have had some higher temperatures, high 80’s to upper 90’s. I think we even had a day this past week that broke 100 degrees. Of course with the heat of the summer we also tend to get the smoke from distant range/forest/wild fires so the air quality suffers a bit. Continue reading

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